- Jennifer Lawrence has been acting in films for over a decade.
- Most critics didn’t enjoy her films “Serena” (2015) and “Passengers” (2016).
- She starred in critical hits like “Silver Linings Playbook” (2012) and “American Hustle” (2013).
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“Garden Party” follows a group of teenagers in LA whose lives intersect as they’re trying to pursue their dreams.
The film was ripped apart by critics who felt it was uninteresting and felt too low-budget.
Reuniting after their turn in “Silver Linings Playbook,” Lawrence and Bradley Cooper play newlyweds who start a timber business in North Carolina in the 1920s.
Despite the star power of the leading actors, “Serena” is an “epic clunker” and a “flat-out disaster” according to critics.
Jim (Pratt) and Aurora (Lawrence) are passengers on a spaceship of colonizers traveling to a distant planet. Awakened from their hibernation pods way ahead of schedule, they must figure out the reason for the pods’ malfunction before it’s too late.
Some critics praised the movie’s production design and the chemistry between the two leads whereas others pointed out the “absurdity and clichés” of the storytelling, which failed to blend plotlines about deep-space survival and the power of love.
Based on the novel of the same name by former CIA officer Jason Matthews, “Red Sparrow” is a thriller about a ballerina-turned-spy named Dominika Egorova (Lawrence).
Despite its promising concoction of “sex, spies, and Russia,” critics said, the movie suffered from clichés and a “confusing script.”
Directed by and co-starring Jodie Foster, “The Beaver” is a drama about a depressed toy company executive (Mel Gibson) who works his way toward recovery by communicating with a beaver hand puppet.
Some reviewers thought the film was too dark, but many critics praised the cast’s performances.
“The Poker House” centers around a teen named Agnes (Lawrence) who raises her two younger sisters at their mother’s brothel. Set in the 1970s, the movie was inspired by director Lori Petty’s own life.
It received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the personal subject matter and the cast’s acting chops, but others were put off by the autobiographical focus and the pacing, which one critic called “languid to the point of meandering.”
The penultimate “Hunger Games” movie, adapted from the third book in Suzanne Collins’ best-selling dystopian trilogy, takes place in the subterranean District 13, where Katniss (Lawrence) must cooperate with President Coin (Julianne Moore) to save her friend Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) and the nation of Panem as a whole.
Some reviewers criticized the filmmakers’ decision to split “Mockingjay” into two parts. On the whole, critics lauded the film as “solid” and “thought-provoking.”
In the final installment of the “Hunger Games” film franchise, the conflict between the District 13 rebels and the Capitol’s oppressive leaders comes to a head.
On Rotten Tomatoes, the consensus among critics ranges from “too somber to be much fun” to “complex and chock full of action.”
Lawrence first brought Katniss to life on the big screen in “The Hunger Games.” The movie charts the heroine’s journey from her home in District 12 to the cut-throat arena of the eponymous competition.
In their reviews, critics highlighted Lawrence’s performance and the film’s “remarkably swift” pacing.
“Catching Fire,” the highest-rated “Hunger Games” movie, is based on the second book in the series. Competing in the Quarter Quell, a deadly competition pitting previous Hunger Games victors against each other, Katniss (Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson) form alliances with other competitors in the fight for survival.
The movie’s all-star cast and “kick of confidence” made it a hit with critics, who praised Lawrence’s performance in particular.
When Pat (Cooper), a man with bipolar disorder, meets Tiffany (Lawrence), a young widow dealing with her own mental-health issues, the two help each other out and enter a dance competition. The romantic dramedy was adapted from Matthew Quick’s novel.
Based on a real FBI sting operation that took place in the 1970s and 1980s, “American Hustle” is a dark comedy about con artists (Christian Bale and Amy Adams) who are blackmailed into helping an agent (Cooper) with a New Jersey sting operation.
Lawrence, who plays the wife of Bale’s character, won a Golden Globe and earned an Oscar nomination for her performance in this film.
The critics’ consensus is that this movie is fun and ambitious.
Ree Dolly (Lawrence), a resilient teen in the Ozarks of Mississippi, must track down her absent father before her family’s home is repossessed.
Filled with “unironic dignity,” this is a “tough, unflinching, and fascinating” movie, according to critics.
Featuring footage taken by astronauts on the International Space Station, this documentary illustrates the relationship between Earth and humanity.
With a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, this film was called “soul-filling” and “the best kind of spectacle” by critics.
Note: All scores were current on the date of publication and are subject to change.